11 Cake-Inspired Candy Recipes

Let them eat cake! In the form of candy, that is. Cakes, brownies, quick breads, and muffins are at the heart of these tempting candy recipes. Put those sweet leftovers to good use making cake pops, brownie truffles, cake-based fudge, and much more. 

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    Cake pops, moist bites of cake and frosting on a stick, are all the rage now! Check out this collection of cake pop recipes, which also includes brownie pops, cheesecake pops, and seasonal cake pop variations.
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    Red Velvet Cake Truffles
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Red Velvet Cake Truffles are simply balls of delicious red velvet cake mixed with real cream cheese frosting. The truffles are then dipped in candy coating, for a moist, sweet, and tangy cake bite in candy form! You can use this recipe with any flavor of cake or frosting. There's also a photo tutorial showing how to make red velvet cake truffles.

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    Cake Gems
    (c) 2016 Elizabeth LaBau

    Get ready to have cake truffles like you've never seen them before! Cake Gems are gorgeous candies, shaped like gemstones and filled with moist bites of cake. These are beautiful, fun, and totally on-trend!

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    Lava Cake Truffles
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Are they truffles? Are they cake balls? Actually, they're both! These indulgent candies have a soft truffle center surrounded by a rich chocolate cake mixture. They're finished with a dunking in more chocolate, to make them the perfect portable, pop-able dessert!
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    Banana Bread Truffles
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Banana Bread Truffles are made from banana bread, so they taste like banana bread! These moist bite-sized candies are dipped in chocolate and topped with a pinch of chopped pecans, for a delicious treat that's good as an afternoon snack or an after-dinner dessert.
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    Red Velvet Crispy Treats photo
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    If you like regular rice crispy treats, you will love this cake-flavored version! Real red velvet cake mix is added to rice crispy treats to produce a chewy, crispy candy loaded with red velvet taste. Add a drizzle of white chocolate to complete the comparison.
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    Funfetti Lollipops
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

     Funfetti Lollipops are happiness on a stick! How can you not smile when you see these cheerful cake batter-flavored lollies, sprinkled with lots of colored jimmies?

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    Cake Batter Fudge
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau
    Cake Batter Fudge is a smooth, creamy fudge with the unmistakable flavor of cake batter! This fudge looks innocent, but one taste will bring you back to the days of licking cake batter off beaters. Top this fudge with a scattering of sprinkles to complete the resemblance.
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    Cake Batter Chocolate Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau
    Cake Batter Chocolate Bark couldn't be easier—or more delicious. A simple white and dark chocolate bark is flavored like cake batter and decorated with colorful sprinkles.
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    Chocolate Salami
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau
    Chocolate Salami may sound questionable, but it's actually a beautiful log of chocolate studded with an assortment of dried fruits and nuts. It’s a great way to use up leftover cake or cookie crumbs, and can be customized with any fruits and nuts you like.
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    brownie truffles
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Brownie Truffles are made from baked brownies and raspberry jam, so the candies have a rich chocolate-raspberry flavor. These delicious treats are dipped in chocolate to make an easy, elegant dessert. This recipe is a great way to use up old or slightly stale brownies.